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Year founded: 1956
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Suisman Shapiro is the largest law firm in eastern Connecticut, providing residents and businesses from New Haven to Providence with a full range of legal services. The firm was established more than 70 years ago and is firmly rooted in the community, committed to giving back through local charitable and educational programs, scholarships and sponsorships.

In order to provide efficient and effective counsel in today's complex legal environment, each of our attorneys focuses on a few areas of law. Our practice areas are organized to best meet the needs of our clients. We handle a full range of legal matters including:

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death claims and lawsuits, including those following car and truck accidents, or involving injuries or loss due to other careless acts, including inadequate security, manufacture of dangerous and defective products and medical malpractice

Workers’ Compensation and Social Security (SSDI), representing those injured on the job or unable to work due to partial or permanent disability in claims, litigation and appeals

Family Law, an area which includes Divorce, Custody, Division of Marital Property and Paternity

Criminal Law, defending clients against charges such as DUI (drunk driving) and other motor vehicle violations, juvenile crime, homicide and fraud / white collar crime

Corporate and Commercial Law, assisting partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies (LLC) with formation, business contracts, finance, mergers, acquisitions and other business law matters

Labor, Employment, Municipal and Education Law, assisting private and public employers and municipalities with issues including handbooks, collective bargaining agreements, zoning and land use and federal education law

Estate Planning, designing and drafting wills, living wills / medical directives, powers of attorney and trusts

Real Estate, negotiating and drafting sale and purchase contracts, boundary disputes, commercial leases and zoning applications.

At Suisman Shapiro, our goal is to provide the highest quality of legal services possible to every client we serve.


Suisman Shapiro Attorneys-at-Law is metro ranked in 4 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

New London
Tier 1 for Family Law
Tier 1 for Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants
Tier 2 for Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Tier 2 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs


Metro Rankings

New London
Tier 1 for Family Law
Tier 1 for Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants
Tier 2 for Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Tier 2 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Family Law
  • Family Law Arbitration
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Municipal Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Real Estate Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Male: 14
Female: 3
Of Counsel (but not partners)
Male: 1
Male: 2
Female: 2
Attorney Management / Department Heads
Female: 1
Male: 8
Non-Legal Employees
Male: 2
Female: 11


Awards are self-reported by firms and are not verified by the Best Law Firms rankings.
  • Super Lawyers - Connecticut and New England
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • US News Best Law Firm-Workers Compensation
  • Benchmark Plaintiff - Highly Recommended--Plaintiffs
  • United Way--Distinguished Achievement
  • Martindale Hubbell-AV rating

Main Location

New London, CT
75 State Street
Two Union Plaza
P.O. Box 1591
New London, CT 06320
United States
800-499-0145 Call our New London, CT location at 800-499-0145 Get Directions Get directions to our New London, CT location
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